Gympanzees

Pop Up Activity Centre - providing play, exercise and friendship to all children and young people with various needs and abilities in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

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£21812.71
Total raised
109 %
£20,000.00
Target
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18 donations

Recent donations

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£21.00 from Jane Hamlin
"Good for you. X"
£15.75 from Bertie Campbell-Baldwin
"That should help get you over the line...both fundraising target and the finish line I hope!! Fantastic work on the promo video -Stephs v fortunate to have you as her wingman ;-) xx"
£21.00 from Caroline prosser
"Hi Helen. I'm happy to help you raise your target to £1000 Ian"
£42.00 from Ian Murphy
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£21.00 from Mandi Stark
"Good luck ! C x"
£20.00 from C Yaxley
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£10.50 from M Kurth
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£10.50 from Sarah Wade
"Go Bell-end"
£10.50 from Johno
"woop! Climb those peaks!!"
£HIDDEN from Anonymous
"Good Luck Hels and Steph xx"
£5.25 from Sarah-Jane Walsh
"Good luck!!"
£105.00 from Keith Scholey
"GO HELEN... and all the team! This is soooooo brilliant! Cormac and I will be hanging here in the summer for sure. Thank you for making a big difference to kids who really need it xxx"
£30.00 from Elly Salisbury
"Good effort, hope you smash it!"
£20.00 from ED CHARLES
"Go for it Helen. Alastair"
£30.00 from Alastair Fothergill
"Good luck girls! Great cause and think of all those little smiling faces when your legs are just giving up! Sorry I couldn't make the dates work. Next time. Sx"
£50.00 from Sophie Lanfear
"Good luck!"
£20.00 from Hilary J
"Great cause. Well done Helen .... good luck! Tara x"
£25.00 from Tara Knowles
"Good luck Sampy. You're gonna smash it. And what a brilliant cause. xx"
£30.00 from Jay & Chloe
"Great idea Hels!!! get those hit classes going!!xx"
£25.00 from NICHOLAS TYMKO
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£HIDDEN from Emma Fraser
"What goes up, must come down... and up...and down...and.... Good luck Hels x"
£10.00 from Justin & Lou
"Good luck auntie Hels, don’t get lost up there .. love from theo & zacky"
£30.00 from theo & zac Jackson
"Good luck Hels & hannah! xx"
£20.00 from Ilaira Mallalieu
"Woop! In the words of Miley Cyrus- ain't about how fast I get there, ain't about what's waiting on the other side, it's the climb. Right behind you chick (from the comfort of my sofa) x"
£30.00 from Sarah Whalley
"Well done Hels! Looking forward to hopefully doing one of the peaks with you XX"
£20.00 from Yoland Bosiger
"Good luck, hope it goes really well x"
£20.00 from Livvy
"Tough challenge, but sounds like fun!"
£25.00 from Olivia Barnes
"Good luck Helen keep running up those hills. What a lovely project to support"
£HIDDEN from Jackie batten
"Well done Hels!!"
£20.00 from Emily Vaughan Williams
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£30.00 from Lydia Baines
"Well done Hels, amazing cause ... good luck wonder woman xxx"
£30.00 from Rachel Butler
"Happy to support such a good cause: well done!"
£30.00 from David Ives
"Go for it Hels! Climb every mountain....! Good luck. xx"
£10.00 from Jennifer Myers
"Will you be taking an instrument?"
£HIDDEN from Barnaby Taylor
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£20.00 from Martin Elsbury
"Good luck!!"
£12.00 from Katie luxmoore
"Good for you Hels. Good luck and stay safe. Love Dad xxxx"
£30.00 from Christopher Sampson
"Great jobs, Hels! Always such an inspiration. Miss you!"
£72.20 from Megan
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£30.00 from Dawn Powling
"Go for it Hels Bels!!!"
£50.00 from Matt Scholey
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Pop Up Activity Centre – providing play, exercise and friendship to all children and young people with various needs and abilities in Bristol and the surrounding areas

Please help Just4Children raise £20,000 to be able to run this exciting and much needed 4 week event.

Oscar is an eight year old boy with cerebral palsy effecting his whole body. He is wheelchair bound, is fed through a tube in his tummy and cannot speak. He is getting too big to be carried and wears nappies. Oscar has a massive smile and loves music, movement and people. He used to love being swung around but is too heavy for that now. His family adore him and he them, especially his little brother.

At the moment Oscar can’t go to the park, because he can’t access any of the equipment; he can’t swim because the water is too cold and it’s too noisy; and he can’t go to soft play, which he used to love, as the other children run over him.

Oscar grew out of the baby changing facilities years ago and previously has been lifted onto the floor of the disabled toilets to be changed by his parents. This is no longer an option as he is getting too heavy to lift safely. He therefore spends most of his time at home and therefore, so do his family. The options to go out are extremely limited with a respite centre available but only for 2 hours per month.

Oscar isn’t alone. There are 58,000 children in and around Bristol and 84% of them can’t access regular leisure facilities. 72% of parents suffer from mental health and much of this is due to isolation.

A Pop Up Gympanzees will open this summer. It will be held in a school and will have 5 indoor rooms – soft play, indoor playground, music room, sensory room and fully equipped gym with accessible equipment. There will also be trampolines outside and a cafe area for refreshments.

The Pop Up will run for 4 weeks, Monday to Friday per week. There will be some disability specific sessions, and others will be open sessions where everyone is welcome, including family and friends.

The Pop Up will be fully accessible for all ages and all abilities and needs. It will have hoists, changing places and there will be accessible parking.

If you want to find out more information please visit here

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